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Art in the Parks

Through collaborations with a diverse group of arts organizations and artists, Parks brings to the public both experimental and traditional art in many park locations. Please browse our list of current exhibits below, explore our archives of past exhibits or read more about the Art in the Parks Program.

2006

Manhattan

Dorothy Frankel, Happy Dog. Courtesy of the artist.

Dorothy Frankel, Alert Cat, Betty, Big Dog, and Happy Dog
April 2006 to November 2006
86th Street Promenade
Carl Schurz Park, Manhattan

Please note: This is a past exhibit that is no longer installed in the park.

Description:
Hamptons-based Dorothy Frankel displays bronze sculptures of three dogs and one cat. The artist has been very active in volunteer work at local animal shelters and in public education programs pertaining to animal care.

Chuck Close, Dayanita Singh & Mitch Epstein, Cities in Transition

Chuck Close, Dayanita Singh & Mitch Epstein, Cities in Transition
September 19, 2006 to November 10, 2006
Between 5th & Madison avenues, East 23rd & East 26th streets, Manhattan

Please note: This is a past exhibit that is no longer installed in the park.

Description:
In this exhibition, five images from each artist will look at how urban America is evolving, including the face of immigrants in New York, the impact of the automobile on Boston, and the changing landscape of Hartford. American painter, photographer, and printmaker Chuck Close photographed New York City. American photographer and filmmaker Mitch Epstein shot Boston. Indian photographer Dayanita Singh, known for her portraits and landscape images, captured Hartford.

The project is sponsored by United Technologies Corporation.

Dennis Oppenheim, Garden of Delights

Dennis Oppenheim, Garden for the Accused
September 2006 to November 3, 2006
Thomas Paine Park, Worth, Lafayette & Centre Streets
Thomas Paine Park, Manhattan

Please note: This is a past exhibit that is no longer installed in the park.

Description:
Its title referring to the area's adjacent courts and jails, Garden for the Accused includes trees, rocks, flowers, and hedges, radically transformed from their counterparts in nature. Fluorescent trees with steel mesh branches support brightly colored acrylic foliage. "In a way, it's like bringing Las Vegas to the backyard," says Dennis Oppenheim, the artist. Oppenheim's new work follows a long trajectory from his early rejection of the gallery space for the outdoors and even his own body as sites for art. His first earthworks in 1967 "brought the land and the soil into the work itself." Oppenheim has shown extensively in major galleries and museums around the world, including several retrospectives following his first at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam in 1974.

An indoor and outdoor exhibition at the Arsenal in Central Park, 5th Avenue at 64th Street, will be shown in conjunction with the project through November 8, 2006.

Sarah Sze, Corner Plot

Sarah Sze, Corner Plot
May 2006 to October 2006
Doris C. Freedman Plaza
Central Park, Manhattan

Please note: This is a past exhibit that is no longer installed in the park.

Description:
An ambitious and intricate sculptural installation by Sarah Sze has a presence both above and below ground. Corner Plot depicts a corner of a building that has emerged from the pavement to reveal a mysterious subterranean interior within. Sze's installation is a project of the Public Art Fund, which regularly programs art in New York City's parks.

Luisa Caldwell, Jetfire
Courtesy the West Harlem Art Fund

Various Artists, Hallelujah Public Art Festival
July to September 2006
Jackie Robinson Park, Manhattan
Marcus Garvey Park, Manhattan

Please note: This is a past exhibit that is no longer installed in the park.

Description:
Four installations are part of the Hallelujah Public Art Festival, a production of the West Harlem Art Fund. At Marcus Garvey Park, Cuban-American artist Florencio Gelabert presents Forest Door, three tilting columns of stainless steel. At Morningside, Barbara Segal’s Drawn to Water features playful, oversized lily pads and dragonflies on the park’s scenic pond. On the south lawn of Jackie Robinson, Luisa Caldwell’s Jetfire is a giant “model” plane, poised for flight.

Fabian Marcaccio, The Fall

Various Artists, Studio in the Park
May 2006 to September 2006
West 72nd to West 145th Streets
Jackie Robinson Park, Manhattan
Marcus Garvey Park, Manhattan

Please note: This is a past exhibit that is no longer installed in the park.

Description:
This outdoor exhibition features site specific works by eleven contemporary artists: Orly Genger, Robert Greenberg, Elana Herzog, McKendree Key, Mischa Kuball, Emil Lukas, Fabian Marcaccio, Alexis Rockman, Kenny Scharf, Gary Simmons, and Steed Taylor. Two works will fill tunnels; one sits on the water, and another on the grates covering the railroad tracks. The project is curated by Karin Bravin of BravinLee Programs and is presented by the Riverside Park Fund in celebration of its 20th anniversary.

Kim Holleman, Trailer Park (interior view)
Courtesy the Storefront for Art and Architecture

Kim Holleman, Trailer Park
June 26, 2006 to August 5, 2006
Petrosino Square, Manhattan

Please note: This is a past exhibit that is no longer installed in the park.

Description:
Kim Holleman's Trailer Park (2006) will be shown as part of the exhibition PORTABLE at the Storefront for Art and Architecture. Founded in 1982 and based on Kenmare Street, the Storefront for Art and Architecture is a nonprofit organization committed to advancing innovative positions in art, architecture and design.

Trailer Park
is a living park environment housed within an 18' x 8' x 7' travel trailer. Holleman has gutted the interior and built and planted a park inside. She has installed two park benches, a water fountain, flowerbeds, earthworms, and ladybugs. Trailer Park functions as both a visual attraction in Petrosino Square, and as a platform for conversations about public park spaces. The interior of the trailer can be viewed Tuesday-Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

DeeJay Bawden, Frontier Project (detail);
Photograph by Mark Holden

DeeJay Bawden, The Frontier Prophet
December 2005 to June 2006
Old Slip
Petrosino Square, Manhattan

Please note: This is a past exhibit that is no longer installed in the park.

Description:
This temporary sculpture commemorates the 200th anniversary of the birth of Joseph Smith, founder of Mormonism. In March 1830, at the age of 24, he published the Book of Mormon and organized the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. A large group of Mormons embarked from Old Slip on the ship Brooklyn en route to California in 1846. This installation was organized by the Mormon Historic Sites Foundation.

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